In the context of the Care Act 2014, this third edition of the leading textbook on personalisation considers key policy changes since 2009 and new research into the extension and outcomes of personal budgets.
Direct payments and personal budgets have developed rapidly, transforming the whole of adult social care. In future, all care will be delivered via a personal budget, with direct payments as the default rather than the exception. As the concepts have spread from adult social care to other sectors, the changes have been controversial and difficult to implement. Front-line practitioners and people using services have struggled to make sense of these ways of working in a challenging financial and policy context.
This accessible textbook is essential reading for students, practitioners and policy makers in social work and community care services.
Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. A qualified social worker by background, he has been a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, an NHS Non-Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care.
Rosemary Littlechild is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Birmingham. She is a qualified social worker and her research and publication interests are in work with older people, partnership working and service user and carer involvement in social care services and social work education.
The lessons of direct payments;
The lessons of personal budgets;
Advantages of DP/IB;
"This book is essential reading for everyone involved in adult social care." British Journal of Social Work
"A reminder of the optimistic origins of direct payments and personal budgets and an engaging account for new social workers of how these fit with the profession's origins and skills." Jill Manthorpe, Kings College London
“This book is important to all who need to understand individuals’ rights to independence.” Community Care